The weather has not been very good lately, unless you enjoy the rain and heavy storms. After witnessing the Merdeka 118 tower getting struck by lightning during a thunderstorm recently, people have every right to be worried. Many are still trying to recover their losses from the major floods of December last year. According to recent weather reports, monsoon season should be upon us in November.
If you’re not one to believe meteorologists, perhaps you’d listen to nature. Do you know how people say animals can sense danger approaching? That may be true or at least, that’s what some people believe. Locals in Kelantan caught the rare sight of elephants climbing the hills next to a highway. As magnificent as they are, their movements may signal something bad is about to happen.
A video posted on TikTok by @aimantransport showed a herd of elephants slowly climbing the hills next to a highway in Gua Musang, Kelantan. To some people, this rare but incredible sight may not be anything too out of the ordinary but for the Orang Asli community, this may be an omen of dark times ahead.
According to their beliefs, the movement of animals signals a change in weather. The large mammals moving to higher ground may indicate that the land will be affected by a major flood or some sort of natural disaster. Speaking to Kosmo, Pelinejon Assut, an orang Asli villager gave his thoughts on the unusual occurrence.
“Other than having their habitat disturbed or looking for food, we’re not pushing away the possibility that the elephants are signalling that a natural disaster might happen. This is why the Orang Asli community will take it as a sign to prepare for the upcoming monsoon season in advance,” he said.
A few comments on the video by netizens seemed to agree with the orang Asli beliefs. These netizens commented that elephants climbing the hills is rather concerning as a natural disaster might strike the state or even the whole country.
Regardless of beliefs, it is already evident that monsoon season is upon us and all of us should prepare for the worst. Stay safe everyone!